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The LGBT+Faith training day provides a space to reflect, learn, and build your practice for working with and supporting LGBT+ people of faith.

Programme Overview

The LGBT+Faith training day provides a space to reflect, learn, and build your practice for working with and supporting LGBT+ people of faith.

What will you gain?

Participants will be led by expert interfaith facilitators through interactive activities, video encounters with LGBT people of faith, and discussions with other professionals from the LGBT+ sector. By the end of the session, we aim for participants to:

  • Better understand the diverse ways different LGBT+ people relate to faith
  • Learn practical ways to ensure people of faith are included and welcomed
  • Gain new ideas for dealing with challenging scenarios around faith that may arise in your work or community
  • Feel more confident approaching conversations about faith

Why are we running this programme?

As the UK’s leading interfaith organisation, we have over 20 years’ experience working with people of different faiths and beliefs in schools, universities, workplaces and community groups.  We aim for people of all identities to be able to be themselves in all settings.

  • In 2017, 14% of LGBT Consortium member organisations and groups reported a rise in service users who were LGBT people of faith (LGBT Consortium, 2017)
  • 44% of LGBT+ people of faith have experienced anti-faith prejudice in the LGBT+ community (Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard, 2019)
  • LGBT people who belong to a non-Christian faith are more likely than LGBT people in general to have experienced a hate crime…with 30% experiencing this in the last year (Stonewall, 2017)
  • Six per cent of LGBT young people regularly attend a place of worship. 50% of those say they feel welcome there as an LGBT person.  (Stonewall, 2017)

Registering your interest

We run open regional training days across the UK.  For dates and to register your interest, please click here:

Regional training days

We can also run tailored training for your staff and volunteers.  To register your interest, please click here:

Tailored training for your organisation

 


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Main contact

Siobhán Anderson

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